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Have a 2000 Ford Contour it ran out of gas I put gas in it but now it won't start

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Hi, check your fuel pump, when no gas are in the tank sometimes the pump reaches a very high temp and get burned.

Posted on Dec 03, 2013

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Crown Victoria

when you hold the accelerator does the vehicle stay running? if so the problem is in ithe IAC idle air control motor, take a small screw driver and using the handle tap the iac motor and usualy the motor will kick in and the vehicle will run fine then if the problem is rectified replace the IAC

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: i have an 99 ford contour. & i ran out of gas.

try pushinjg the valve in the fuel line where the injectors are their is a valve which looks like a car tyre valve ,turn ignition on and crank whilst pushing this valve in till petrol comes out

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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SOURCE: ran out of gas-truck won't start-replaced fuel

you probably have air in the lines, if you have a carb, spray some quick start into the carb and turn it over, if it starts and then dies when the starting fluid has run out, you probably need a fuel pump, since the running of the car should have blown out any air that was in the line, If your car is fuel injected, loosen the bolt cap at the end of the injector line that supplies the fuel,, and tap the key once,, ( don't start it,, ) just turn the key on and off 3 or 4 times, this should blow fuel out of that loose bolt head, if it does your getting fuel, if not, back to the fuel pump, also you can check this link, http://www.aa1car.com/library/us1296.htm

Posted on Jul 24, 2011

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SOURCE: i ran ouy of gas

You may have siezed the fuel pump. Fuel is used as a lubricant for the fuel pump. When you run out of gas and continue to crank the engine the fuel pump siezes from lack of lubrication. Sometimes you can get lucky by banging on the fuel tank while someone else turns the key to the run position (Not cranking the engine). keep slapping your hand against the fuel tank. This may free up the fuel pump. when you hear the fuel pump hum again then all is good. Also check your fuses, maybe you jsut burned up the fuel pump fuse.

Posted on Sep 09, 2011

dean taylor

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SOURCE: ford 2001 f250 v10, ran out of gas, filled tank

check for fuel pressure at fuel rail if no pressure or low pressure check and change fuel filter while ya have it off or it could be relay switch that would be the least expensive place to start good luck

Posted on Oct 15, 2011

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